Friday, February 20, 2015

Best Friends

Stark is such a good dog...

Super snuggly and patient...

Even when he is being ridden like a pony...

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Look!  My bulbs are blooming!  I can't wait to see what it looks like. We planted about 200 bulbs in the fall!

Keira has become addicted to playing outside. She is so funny. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

My New Fairy Garden

I am totally in love with my new little fairy garden!  What a fun Valentine's day gift!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Random Thoughts for the Day

Just a bunch of random things:
- I haven't been loving work lately so this morning I bought a Powerball ticket. $450 Million?  Yes please!
- B and I have been Tiny Home obsessed. It would be a perfect vacation home right?
- Being a parent is hard. Enough said.
- Part two of that is: weight loss sucks. Enough said.
- We are planning a beach vacation and I find my thoughts drifting to it regularly...
- The bulbs we planted in the fall are starting to bloom Wahoo
- I really want a fairy door and fairy garden!  So fun.
- I am pondering a DIY barn door for my laundry room.
- I hate booking summer camps #unneededstress
- The weather has been amazing I am ready for Spring

Off to wrangle children...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Catch Up

Life has been crazy busy lately...but here are a few recent pictures. 

Keira cracks me up when she colors. It is such a girl pose. 

Chase and I went to see Strange Magic. It was terrible. Maybe one of the worst movies I have ever seen but he had fun.

Chase is getting ready to test for his green belt in Karate. So proud of him. 

For my birthday this year we went to the Rio with friends. It ended up being a delightful night. I can't believe I am 33 eek!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sand Creek

This lovely little creek is just blocks from our house. Nothing like throwing rocks into a creek on a 70 degree day in January. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fitness Tracker

I finally joined the fitness band trend. I debated between a Fitbit Charge, Jawbone Up3, Vivofit, and Vivosmart. 

After going to the store I realized that all of the bands other then the Fitbit Flex and Vivosmart were way too big for my wrists.  Since the Vivosmart had the features I wanted I settled on it.  

Here is what it looks like on my wrist, you can see anything bigger doesn't fit quite right and is uncomfortable.

The device itself is pretty amazing but we did have some difficulty setting up the software. Now that it is all set up I hope it works well!  I'll keep you updated. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

A Day Off

Chase has needed some mom and dad time lately so today we took him to Boondocks. It wasn't crowded and we all had a great time. 

I am a terrible bowler and must admit my arm is sore now. Apparently I suck at laser tag too. 

The boys enjoyed the go karts. 

I look forward to being able to sneak away from the grind of life again sometime soon. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

We ended up having a mellow evening at home this year (but I still insisted on hats and noisemakers).

I hope everyone out there had a great 2014 and that 2015 is even better!

My resolution for 2015:  To slow down and stop stressing and worrying so I can appreciate the little things and live in the moment!  No more being worn down by the daily grind. Bring on positive thinking, adventurous spirit, fun, youthful excitement, and memory making moments!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Another Holiday Gone

Christmas came and went so quickly this year. Chase kept flipping back and forth on the Santa topic this year and Keira discovered the joy of opening gifts. 

We had a lovely Christmas Eve get together with a fun White Elephant exchange that included a Jesus action figure, fish house decor, and other awesome pieces of junk.

Christmas morning was filled with good food and amazing gifts.  What more could anyone ask for?

After that we entered survival mode with the kiddos (over two weeks of no school and long unstructured days is enough to exhaust anyone).

We have hit the movies, the Butterfly pavilions, Grammy and Pops' house, the rec center, the mall and meals out, we have built legos, read books, maximized screen time, played with new toys, what else is there?! We need ideas!

Now the new year is right around the corner and we are saying goodbye to another year...

Part of me is really ready to move forward and start fresh and the other part feels like kids are growing up too fast, I'm not ready to "get old", and that I still have so many more goals to achieve.

Who knows what next year will bring, hopefully joy, laughter, accomplishment, excitement, adventure, hope, health, friends and family, creativity, love, a bit of old and a bit of new...